The Mat---For Fondant

Decorating By Jody130 Updated 20 May 2013 , 7:30pm by TheLoveOfSugar

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KateLS Posted 17 Feb 2012 , 9:35pm
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You store it in the white tube it comes in.

My only complaint with the tube is that since it was shipped in it, the outside seems gross to me. I wiped it down and all, but it still seems kinda gross to me. I wish they put something on the outside so the tube wouldn't be exposed to all the shipping environment.

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KateLS Posted 17 Feb 2012 , 9:36pm
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I bet you can purchase a tube from somewhere. Contractors use them all the time to keep blueprints and stuff in them.

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Spooky_789 Posted 18 Feb 2012 , 12:32am
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Originally Posted by KateLS

You store it in the white tube it comes in.

My only complaint with the tube is that since it was shipped in it, the outside seems gross to me. I wiped it down and all, but it still seems kinda gross to me. I wish they put something on the outside so the tube wouldn't be exposed to all the shipping environment.




Wrap the outside in press n seal. That way, you aren't touching the outside of it.

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KateLS Posted 18 Feb 2012 , 12:41am
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Originally Posted by KateLS

You store it in the white tube it comes in.

My only complaint with the tube is that since it was shipped in it, the outside seems gross to me. I wiped it down and all, but it still seems kinda gross to me. I wish they put something on the outside so the tube wouldn't be exposed to all the shipping environment.



Wrap the outside in press n seal. That way, you aren't touching the outside of it.




What a capital idea!! Thanks!

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Tasteezgirl Posted 11 May 2012 , 3:46am
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I bought this mat and loved it from the beginning. But before I even knew about it I thought about using a double mat myself. I just went to the fabric store and bought to pieces of silicone. It worked just as well, (except the sheets werent as big as "The Mat". But this is a great product. icon_biggrin.gif

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the cakista Posted 20 Mar 2013 , 9:22pm
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AAm I the only person who seems to have trouble with this I am in the UK. It seems to take me forever to roll out the fondant. Then sticks. I have tried all sorts to resolve it. I rolled the fondant out twice which took me an age. It stuck both times. I gave up and rolled it out on my counter top in 2 seconds flat!

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sweetmelodee Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 2:50pm
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AI was so excited to see how many people Love the mat. I have been watching it for over a year and have wanted one so bad but still wasn't sure. Now that they have the pro size I was thinking even more about it.

I have 7 cakes to cover in fondant just this month and I am hoping this will save me from going crazy. I am still learning with mmf and being in Utah I can never seem to get it right because the air is so dry. If you all are saying it works with the mat then I am going to keep trying so it doesn't cost so much to do all these cakes.

Thanks for all the great reviews, I'm going to order today!

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Deestar20 Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 3:10pm
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The mat sounds too good to be true!!! I must invest in one....

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KSCakeCreations Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 5:55pm
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AI just received mine two days ago. I'll be using it for the first time this weekend. With all of the good reviews, I can't wait to try it!

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JWinslow Posted 2 Apr 2013 , 6:37pm
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I just rec'd my second mat.  I managed to crease the first one (no idea how).  The new ones have a right side and a wrong side.  If you accidentally use the wrong side the pink from the logo will transfer to your fondant.  My fondant still sticks a little cause it needs to be seasoned more but I still love it!

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CakeCrystals Posted 27 Apr 2013 , 4:05am
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I started using the MAT when it first came out. If you season it well, it will not fail you. I've never had sticking problems, or anything like that. Before the Sweetwiset MAT, my fondant attempts were an absolute chore from the dark ages.  Using the MAT for fondant and gumpaste for me is my American Express Card... Don't cover cake without it. LOL

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snjones Posted 20 May 2013 , 3:04pm
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Am I the only person who seems to have trouble with this I am in the UK. It seems to take me forever to roll out the fondant. Then sticks. I have tried all sorts to resolve it. I rolled the fondant out twice which took me an age. It stuck both times. I gave up and rolled it out on my counter top in 2 seconds flat!

I'm in the UK too and have had the exact same problem. I've tried using different fondants and dusted with cornflour but nothing seems to work. It takes me less time to roll and cover the cake without the mat than it does just trying to roll the fondant out in the mat. It's gone back in the cupboard and is staying there.

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Baking Me Crazy Posted 20 May 2013 , 3:13pm
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I must invest in one. Ive heard great reviews on it and cannot wait to try it.

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TheLoveOfSugar Posted 20 May 2013 , 7:30pm
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AUntil I saw this tread I had never even heard of "The Mat" and although none of the links worked above I did find a really great tutorial of the right way to use The Mat. There are several other helpful tutorials listed below the video as well, including one on how to make a high heel shoe.

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=nu6QpimDDDQ&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3Dnu6QpimDDDQ

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